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Crowdfund This: Jim Crow Era-Set Comedy ‘Jerico’

Crowdfund This: Jim Crow Era-Set Comedy 'Jerico'

The old line
is that, comedy is tragedy plus time. In other words, everything, no matter how
painful it may be at the moment, is not so painful as the years go by, and we are able to laugh at it.

But does
that extend to the ugly painful history of segregation, and, in particular, what
black people suffered through in the Jim Crow South of the past?

Well, producer Tricia
Woodgett, director Seckeita Lewis and
screenwriter Brandon Lewis think it does, with their current feature film in
progress, “Jerico.”

Starring
Lewis, in the lead role as Jerico Walker, the film is “a dramedy which follows the story of best friends, Jarvis Cook (played
by Anthony Cook) and Jerico Walker, living in rural Mississippi during the Jim
Crow era. On the morning of the passing
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, they begin a dangerous, yet hilarious, journey
for advancement. With all the elements
of the Jim Crow south against them, including the lynch mob hot on their trail,
Jerico makes an unlikely, heroic, decision in an effort to save their lives.”

They say
that their film is intended to give audiences the ultimate message, that “… true progression is only achieved when all races are working
together as one.”

Needless to
say, a lot of the success of the film depends on how all this is executed; it needs a careful touch, but it’s be interesting, to
say the least.

The filmmakers have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $60,000
in less than two months. to complete the film and post-production.

Go HERE to
check out their Indiegogo page for their project.

Watch a preview of the project below:

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